Fresco™ is a powdered texture additive that makes it easy to get a chalky, rustic, seaswept, or highly textured finish. Using Fresco™ is as easy as mixing it into Fusion Mineral Paint™ and applying it!
Fresco is 100% Natural.
Depending on your mix and application, you will get a different end result. More fresco creates more texture, less will create a smooth chalky finish.
Our small Package will make 1 Pint of the Sea Swept or Crackled Heavy Texture look, or 5 Pints of Flat Matte Chalky Finish.
Sea Swept: Mix 1 part Fresco to 2 parts Fusion™ Mineral Paint with a whisk or a paint stir stick for approximately 30 seconds.
*Lumps and chunks are expected and desired to create the textured effect. For less texture, whisk to remove all lump for the flat matte chalky finish.
Apply mixture to your paint ready surface. Allow to set for 10-20 minutes then knock down any heavy lumps by passing your brush over them. Allow to fully dry, then continue with additional colours and layers of paint. Fresco is not required in additional layers of paint.
*Stippling adds texture.
Complete the look by wet sanding to expose your multiple layers of paint and texture! For best results use a 220 grit sanding sponge. For antiquing, use our Espresso Wax, or Antiquing Glaze to enhance all the details.
Mix 1 part Fresco to 2 parts Fusion Mineral Paint.
Apply a thick (2-3mm) layer of mixture to your paint ready surface. Allow to set for 10-20 minutes. Knock down any heavy lumps by passing your brush over them. The heavier the texture the larger the cracks. Applying sunlight or heat will increase crackle effect.
Mix 1 part Fresco to 8 parts Fusion Mineral Paint.
1 Small Bag will make 2.5 Quarts or 5 Pints of Flat Matte Chalky Finish.
Apply mixture in various directions for a hand painted look immediately upon application. If any lumps occur, brush them out. If using the included scoop, add 4 scoops per Pint for this look. Add more or less as desired.